EAGAN, Minn. – The Vikings have signed tight end Colin Thompson and guard Jack Snyder.
Minnesota announced the additions Monday, one day before the full team is scheduled to report for 2023 Vikings Training Camp presented Omni Viking Lakes Hotel.
Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Giants in 2017, Thompson has been a gridiron journeyman of sorts.
Thompson was waived by the Giants in November 2017 and joined the Bears, whom he was with through the 2018 season. He played for the Alliance of American Football's Birmingham Iron in 2019 and for the XFL's Tampa Bay Vipers in their 2020 season. Thompson returned to the NFL that spring when he joined the Panthers for the 2020, 2021 and 2022 seasons.
Vikings Tight Ends Coach/Passing Game Coordinator Brian Angelichio coached Thompson with the Panthers from 2020-21.
Collegiately, Thompson started at Florida but re-injured a foot he'd dealt with in high school and was ruled medically ineligible. He transferred to Temple after being cleared to return to football.
The Pennsylvania native attended Archbishop Wood Catholic High School and helped the football team earn the PIAA championship during his senior year. He was ranked the No. 2 tight end in the country and played in the 2012 Under Armour All-American Game.
Snyder originally was signed by the Rams as an undrafted free agent following the 2022 NFL Draft.
He played collegiately at San Jose State and holds the SJSU record for most starts (52) and most games played (57). In 2021, Snyder was part of an offensive line that allowed just 21 sacks on 402 pass attempts.
Prior to attending San Jose State, Snyder stood out at Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield, California, where he played, guard, tackle, tight end and defensive line. He was a two-time San Francisco Chronicle Honorable Mention All-Metro selection and a First-Team All-League offensive and defensive lineman.
Snyder played center on his high school basketball team, as well.
View photos of the Vikings 53-man roster as of Sept. 26, 2023.
The Vikings also announced the following roster moves:
Placed OLB Andre Carter II on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform List
Placed G Chris Reed on the Active/Non-Football Injury List
Waived/Non-Football Injury WR Malik Knowles